Archive for April, 2016

Are you considering double depositing?

April 29, 2016

It’s easyto think that double depositing to colleges might be the solution to your college decision problems, but it isn’t and shouldn’t even be a path you consider.

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Are you considering Double Depositing? | JLV College Counseling Blog

Double depositing is the act of sending a tuition deposit to two (or more) colleges. It is the act of telling more than one school that you will be attending the institution in the fall. While the majority of college counselors will tell you it is wrong to double deposit, there are some that say it is okay. Before sending in more than one deposit, take these things into consideration:

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The Cost of Our College Obsession

April 28, 2016

Who are we obsessed wth everyone going to college? A very thoughtful essay that is worth a read.

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American education has a faith problem.  No, I’m not talking about the debates about religion and to what extent it influences schools.  I’m talking about the blind, unquestioning faith we have to the god of educational purpose: College.

American education is obsessed with college as the answer to all our woes.  College will fix our financial failures.  College will make us happy.  College will give us a sense of purpose.  True: College graduates do gain a host of benefits.  But, we are so fixated on just getting kids to college, we don’t often ask why and for what purpose.  We are lemmings leading learners to a shaky promise that as long as they just get to college, life will be okay.

I’ve seen firsthand how our blind allegiance to college has impacted thousands of students and hundreds of teachers.  We have shoved all our thoughts, our energy, and our concern…

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Quest University

April 23, 2016

Highlighting a college each week that could be a great option for high school students. Some of these might be schools that are not on your radar but provide an excellent college experience. Today we highlight
Quest University in Canada.

College Travels and Tales

We had the good fortune to have a visit from the new President and Vice Chancellor of Quest University, Peter Englert, Ph.D.  Dr. Englert was making a whirl wind tour of the US to talk to college counselors and independent college consultants about the exciting new developments happening at Quest.

Quest is a small, private, liberal arts college in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, approximately 45 minutes from Vancouver.  It was founded 9 years ago to offer a premier liberal arts education based on intellectual inquiry and experiential learning.  It is Canada’s only secular, non-profit college or university.

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Quest is unique in many ways, including its curriculum.  Like Colorado College, Quest offers a block plan.  Unlike conventional universities where students take several classes simultaneously in a semester, at Quest students focus on single “block” courses that run three hours a day, every day, for 3.5 weeks. There are no distractions, no…

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Testing Season and Why Everyone Should Opt Out

April 8, 2016

Do our young students need to take the state mandated tests or should the opt out?

Testing season at my elementary school begins after February break and ends with the conclusion of the state math tests in mid-April. Like many schools, our students are subject to test prep &#8220…

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